Shavuot-Pentecost

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She read about it in a book. The calendar says today is the day–May 15th.


“Seven sabbaths (or fifty days) after Christ’s Resurrection the Jews were to celebrate the grain harvest. 
A sheaf of barley, the first grain to be harvested, 
was to be taken to the temple as the 
firstfruits offering to the Lord.

The Jewish people called it ‘Shavuoth,’ 
that is “weeks”, in Hebrew.
The Greek word Pentecost means ‘fiftieth.'”


She remembers what it says in the Book, when Jesus’ disciples gathered for Pentecost,

“2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind 
came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.
They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire 
that separated and came to rest on each of them. 
All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit
and began to speak in other tongues 
as the Spirit enabled them.”


She’s been sitting outside lately and noticing the sound of the wind. Watching the trees move, branches holding the darting birds. They jump and sing, noisily declaring their message.

She listens to each one, every one with a different call in their own ‘language’.  

She thinks, “God must have made have each one unique so He could hear their voice in their all-at-onceness in praising Him.”

And she wonders if God is calling while the wind is falling and if anyone else can hear it……..
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4 thoughts on “Shavuot-Pentecost

  1. What a lovely, lovely post. All Creation declares His praises!! Thank you so much for linking up this poetic post last week. I truly enjoyed reading it.

  2. Thanks for coming by my blog and yes, it is definitely “Dark Chocolate.”

  3. Wind and tongues like unto fire. The warmth of the anointing is a sign that God is Using your message to get across His message! Wind is powerful too. How we need it ALL!!

  4. OOh…I've never connected these two before.The first fruits of the harvest with the gift of the Spirit. Liking that a lot.

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